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    Mignolaversity News Update – August 2018

    By | August 23rd, 2018
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    Welcome to August’s Mignolaversity News Update, bringing you the latest solicitations and news from the past month.

    • Let’s kick of with the San Diego Comic Con news first. Dark Horse announced three new titles coming later this year: the 2018 “Hellboy Christmas Special,” a five-issue arc of “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956,” and a five-issue miniseries, “Crimson Lotus.” Check out the announcement from Nerdist for details. Also, for those of you that’ve been trying to hunt down the out-of-print “B.P.R.D.: Vampire,” it’ll be back in print March 12, 2019.

    • Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes won an Eisner for Best Short Story / One-Shot for “Hellboy: Krampusnacht.” Congratulations! Hopefully we’ll be seeing them work together again some time…

    Dark Horse Direct is releasing a fully articulated Hellboy figure.

    Fariboles Productions posted a gallery looking at the making of their upcoming Hellboy figure.

    • Skelton Crew Studio is now selling a B.P.R.D. leather pouch, best used for storing dice. (It’d probably go nicely with Mantic’s Hellboy board game.)

    • We’d had a slew of Hellboy podcasts this month. The Hellboy Book Club is working their way through all of Hellboy. They take it very seriously too, doing their research before each episode and engaging with the fans as much as possible. Don’t just give ’em a listen, follow them on Twitter too for extra tidbits, or swing by Mike Mignola’s Art on Facebook and join the conversation there. Their essay moments are especially good. There’s also Aw, Crap: A Hellboy Podcast. They’re taking things a little more slowly, and seem to be covering everything in publishing order. They’re also active on Twitter, where they share covers, pages, and even some original art.

    • If you’re waiting for the Hellboy movie trailer, David Harbour dropped not subtle hint when and where you should expect it.

    Ben Stenbeck’s got an art sale on at the moment…

    And Tyler Crook’s taking commissions…

    Oh, here’s some Mignola art for you..

    • He also drew a variant cover for David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene’s “Bitter Root” from Image Comics.

    Sorry there’s not more art this month. There’s a lot out there, but I don’t really have the time to spare go through it all here this time. And now, on to this month’s solicitations…

    THE DROWNING CITY #3 (of 5)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
    Illustrated by Peter Bergting
    Color by Michelle Madsen

    On sale November 14, 2018
    Full color, 32 pages

    Occult detective Joe Golem and an unlikely sidekick venture to a ruined cemetery in search of a missing conjurer, but he can’t ignore the bigger mystery about his own shadowy past and the one who is really keeping secrets from him.

    CRIMSON LOTUS #1 (of 5)

    Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
    Illustrated by Mindy Lee
    Color by Michelle Madsen

    On sale November 21, 2018
    Full color, 32 pages

    Before she became Lobster Johnson’s greatest adversary, the Crimson Lotus was a young girl whose family was caught up in the Russo-Japanese War. Thirty years later, the Lotus exacts her revenge with terrifying international effects, and two spies must try to chase her through China before they become flies in her web.

    • A supernatural spy thriller featuring Lobster Johnson’s greatest foe!

    Continued below

    HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1956 #1 (of 5)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
    Illustrated by Yishan Li, Mike Norton, and Michael Avon Oeming
    Color by Dave Stewart

    On sale November 28, 2018
    Full color, 32 pages

    Pressure is mounting within the bureau to uncover the Soviets’ secret plans, but a suspicious cover-up leads one agent off the radar in search of answers. Meanwhile, demonic Soviet occult leader Varvara pushes her team to follow her own whims, and Hellboy is sent on the mission that led to his infamous misadventures in Mexico. But even more clandestine plots are at work—both inside the B.P.R.D. and out.

    • Three Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. storylines interwoven into an espionage saga!

    Unfortunately, there’s no “B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know” again. I’ll keep you updated when it’s back though. Finally, coming in January there’s a new trade…


    Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
    Illustrated by D’Israeli
    Colored by Michelle Madsen

    On sale January 2, 2018
    Full color, 144 pages
    TP, 7″ x 10″

    A series of occult events mystifies the man known as the Witchfinder, but even more surprising is the revelation that he is not alone in exploring the paranormal in London. When a personal invitation arrives from the palace, Sir Edward Grey is pulled even deeper into underground supernatural exploration alongside new allies in the race to stop a mad scientist from destroying London in his pursuit of mystical power. This volume collects Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven #1–5 plus bonus material.

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    Mark Tweedale

    Mark writes Haunted Trails, The Harrow County Observer, and The Damned Speakeasy. An animator and an eternal Tintin fan, he spends his free time reading comics, listening to film scores, watching far too many video essays, and consuming the finest dark chocolates. You can find him on Twitter @MarkTweedale.


  • Feature: Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Conjurors #5 Reviews
    Mignolaversity: “Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Conjurors” #1–5

    By and | Oct 3, 2019 | Reviews

    “Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Conjurors” brings the Joe Golem and the Drowning City novel adaptation to a close. The scale of this tale is beyond anything in “Joe Golem” before, changing the shape of the series as we know it. This review contains full spoilers for ‘The Conjurors’ arc.Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher GoldenIllustrated […]

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